We Drank The Kool-Aid

My husband David and I – as he noted on his blog – were finally seduced by the Light Side, the Forces of Brightness, the White Lord of the Pith, the Core of All Good, etc. etc. We both got iPhones as we’d previously warned.

Stupidly, we went to Woodfield Mall yesterday, rather than driving to the brand new AT&T store on Algonquin in Rolling Meadows, which as of March 17th had 16G iPhones. The Apple store was out of the 16G’s and didn’t expect to get any for some time, so we shrugged and said “Okay, we’ll take the 8G phones, we won’t need the extra capacity, it was just a thought.”

We may yet have cause to regret this impetuousity.

Then as David described, we didn’t stick around in the realms of Paradise long enough to deal with picking out a skin or case, but went off in the direction of home and stopped at a BuyMart on the way. No skins for iPhones, as they don’t carry stuff for things they don’t actually carry for some silly reason.

Last night was spent getting the phones set up, which as David noted was relatively easy. I would have been set up faster if I had been more comfortable with the way the gadget syncs up – it was waiting for me to tell iTunes which playlists and songs to bring over: all, selected playlists, or only checked songs. So it was waiting for me to tell it for like 20 minutes. Duh.

As I’m not an Outlook user, my only option for importing phone numbers and names and email addresses was by laboriously entering them into the Windows addressbook, as iTunes isn’t configured to pick it up from Thunderbird. Also, not configured to pick up Firefox bookmarks, only Explorer. Whut??

Still getting used to it, but loving the way SMS text messages go back and forth. I like the feel of it in my hand, and with the gel skin on it I bought at lunch, it feels secure and now even has embryonic LRF support.

One reason I wanted it was so that during slow times at work, I could keep up with newsreading, if not outright blogging or tweeting or whatever.

And it works admirably for that… propped up in the pen tray of my desk calendar, it looks like it’s supposed to be there, and can flick it to scroll down. Still getting used to how pages are served and taken away, but I tried to either use Bloglines‘ “blog this” feature or the occasional del.icio.us which mostly seemed to work (although it was a bit cumbersome trying to log in). I learned quickly enough how to put links on my “home” screens.

And then while browsing BoingBoing, I came across this timely link:

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